Goya FXR 125 was released in 2008 and has since then remained unchanged except that the fin that comes with the Goya FXR 125 is now 42 cm instead of 36 cm. As you can read in the tests the Goya FXR 125s characteristics will change radically depending on the fin used. The graphic design has changed over the years, we show the 2009 design which we believe is the best looking.
Although Goya FXR 125 was released in 2008 it has performed very well in board tests against boards with a much newer design. Goya FXR 125 is not the fastest board in the group but like the Tabou Rocket 125 the Goya FXR 125 offers very good top-end control. And if you buy a smaller fin, you get a board that works really well in waves.
Goya FXR 125 is in our opinion a excellent budget option. Buy a new or used Goya FXR 125, model year 2008 or 2009, and buy a bigger fin and you will get an extremely versatile board at a low cost and much more attractive design than if you go for the 2010. Boardtest.com
Hard facts – Goya FXR 125
Length: 250 cm
Width: 68 cm
Volume: 125 L
Sail range: 5,0 – 8,5
Boards (UK) August 2010 – Goya FXR 125 (42 cm fin)
The Goya FXR 125 won’t match the top speed of the fastest boards in this group – at least not on flat water. The blasting stance, however, is one of the best in this group for comfort and control.
In the gybes the Goya FXR 125 was good for advanced gybers, but was noticeably less keen to keep turning through the last part of the gybe. This is quite a contrast to the superb gybing performance that the Goya FXR 125 had with a 36cm fin. It’s not all bad though, because for less experienced gybers the larger fin really settles the board and makes the Goya FXR 125 a nice, wide, stable platform for mastering your first gybes on.
The bottom end performance is also a lot better, and as such the Goya FXR 125 now scores fairly well within this group.
The Goya FXR 125 is a really fun all-round freeride board. It is slightly more biased towards comfort and control than absolute top end speed, but with its high nose and balanced ride the board really excels in coastal / choppier water conditions.
Boards (UK) 2008 – Goya FXR 125 (36 cm G10 fin)
The Goya FXR 125 was much praised for its very friendly, forgiving and fun ride and it sails quite free, more ready to maneuver than locked to the water. The Goya FXR 125 is not a competitively speedy board but still feels quick and goes upwind fine. The Goya FXR 125 is very happy in either flat water or swell and handles chop quite well too keeping its shape well even in stronger winds and rougher waters.
Marginal planing is not its forte (particularly for inland use), and the Goya FXR 125 isn’t the quickest or most exciting burn-&-turn machine.
There is a relaxed maneuverability to the Goya FXR 125 that everybody responded to. The Goya FXR 125 feels extremely loose and fun, and will turn hard if required or else slowly and very tight for a board of its size. This maneuverability transfers well into a coastal environment and the Goya FXR 125 is surprisingly good fun to jump and take out in small waves.